Region 14 Education Service Center
Alternative Certification Program
Region 14 ESC offers many different alternative certification programs and has been involved in alternative certification since the late 1980's. We offer a face paced learning environment that is taught by practicing professionals therefore bringing you the most up-to-date training available.
Learn more about each of our programs below. Select an image to learn more about the application process, cost and class schedule.
Region 14, which has been involved in alternative certification since 1988, offers a teacher certification program for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree from any accredited university. Region 14’s alternative certification program is an intensive, fast-paced program for highly motivated candidates.
Principal Alternative Certification
The Region 14 ESC Principal Alternative Certification Program (PACP) is an intensive one-year preparation program for aspiring principals. It provides an opportunity for individuals who have a master’s degree to participate in an intensive, comprehensive program leading to principal certification. The program is designed only for highly committed candidates who can excel in a fast-paced training environment.
The Region 14 ESC Superintendent Alternative Certification Program (SACP) is a one-year preparation program for aspiring superintendents. It provides an opportunity for individuals who have mid-management or principal's certification to participate in an intensive, comprehensive program leading to superintendent certification. The program is designed only for highly committed candidates who are able to excel in a fast-paced training environment.
Master of Education with Texas Principal Certification
What makes our Masters of Education Degree program different...
We value the contact that you make in person through face-to-face class meetings. A portion of the masters degree program will consist of direct contact with your professors. We are teamed up with Sul Ross State University for our masters degree. These classes will meet at Region 14 ESC South in Abilene. You will never have to travel to Alpine for a class. The entire program is designed with teachers in mind so that your school work will not interfere with your employment. Our masters program is a 33 hour program.
NO GRE REQUIRED!!!
Associate's Degree in Child Development
Region 14 ESC in collaboration with Cisco College offers an opportunity for educational aides to earn an associate's degree in child development while continuing to work. Participants selected will receive reduced tuition. Classes will meet at nights and on weekends.
All classes will be held at Region 14 South at 4300 S. Treadaway, Abilene, TX. 79602
Enrollment is limited. Participants will be selected from a committee.
Counselor Alternative Certification Program
We are teamed up with Sul Ross State University to offer a 48 hour masters in counseling to meet the new requirements. We will be starting a new cohort in June 2020. For program information, please contact Greg Pace at 325-675-7026.
Incentive Program Details
Region 14 is currently offering an incentive program (effective 2/1/2016) for referrals to the following Alternative Certification Programs:
How it works:
The referral fee will be paid once the new candidate's application fee and non-refundable down payment is paid.
The referral fee is $50.00 per referral.
Interns who return to complete an additonal alternative certification program within two years receive a $500.00 discount on the final program fee. This fee reduction is taken off the final program cost (not the down payment). This applies only to the teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent programs.